Henry J. Cordes has spent more than 30 years as a reporter for the Omaha World-Herald, writing about crime, sports, the Statehouse, politics and public policy. He has five times received the University of Nebraska’s Sorensen Award for the state’s most distinguished journalism and has won national awards for deadline reporting, sports writing and investigative reporting. He previously authored two books on Nebraska football history, “Unbeatable” and “Devaney.”
In his 25-year career, Todd Cooper has covered the quirky and the corrupt — exposing statewide scandals and unconventional court cases alike. Amid career stops at the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal-Star, the St. Cloud (Minn.) Times and now the Omaha World-Herald, Cooper has won numerous journalism awards, including being named the World-Herald’s staffer of the year (2011), the Tulsa Press Club’s Great Plains Beat Writer of the Year (2013) and the Great Plains Associated Press news writer of the year (2017).